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The name, Punta Gorda, comes from the Spanish, meaning Fat Point. This historic small town is a hidden treasure of Florida and lies as a “Fat Point”, sticking out into Charlotte Harbor – one of the US’s largest natural harbors.
Centrally located between Sarasota to our North and Fort Myers to our South, Punta Gorda is a delightful location, within a comfortable driving distance from Tampa, Orlando and Miami.
Punta Gorda is a fabulous place to visit. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Charlotte Harbor, it is the ideal place to spend a few hours, a full day, a few days or your entire vacation. Punta Gorda – “It’s Happening on the Harbor.”
Read “Day Trips We Recommend” written by our members. Find fun locations to visit and activities to plan, ahead of your trip to this jewel of Southwest Florida. Stay longer and enjoy the great resorts and hotels that have sprung up all over our city in recent years.
The murals of Punta Gorda are one of our cherished treasures!
Learn about the local history depicted in each mural, when it was painted, as well as the artist. See if you can find the objects hidden in some of them. You’ll also get an overview of the Mural Society and our process for creating these historic murals.
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What’s happening in Punta Gorda: events, festivals, activities, local attractions.
The Artisan’s Atelier is a venue of working artists’ studios and a gallery for the public to visit. The Atelier provides affordable place where artists can create and sell their works.
The public is invited to browse and buy!
Downloadable maps of Punta Gorda Bicycle Pats, Fishermen’s Village, Downtown Gallery Walk
For details on Punta Gorda Airport / Charlotte County Airport, which serves the whole of SW Florida, please visit www.flypgd.com.
There you will find details of the airports location, direct jet service to many cities in the North East, South East and Mid West as well as details concerning ground transportation and car rentals.